‘Green’ water treatment solution wins HVR award

By Jess Lowe

Magenta client, Guardian Water Treatment, has won an HVR award 2016 for its ‘green’ alternative to chemical dosing, Wallenius Advanced Oxidation Technology (AOT). Recognised as ‘Sustainable Product of the Year’, AOT is a safe and environmentally friendly water treatment method, proven to kill 99.999% of bacteria, such as Legionella and Pseudomonas.

Left to right: Toby Hunt (Guardian), Rehan Rafique (NSG Group), Juliette Sinclair (Guardian), Lynn Sencicle (editor, ACR News – sponsors of the award)
Left to right: Toby Hunt (Guardian), Rehan Rafique (NSG Group), Juliette Sinclair (Guardian), Lynn Sencicle (editor, ACR News – sponsors of the award)

Trialled for the first time as a Pseudomonas treatment at the Merseyside factory of Pilkington Glass (an NSG Group Company), Guardian’s award winning entry, which was written by Magenta, demonstrated the significant savings AOT made in this application. Chemical expenditure and maintenance requirements were dramatically cut, with very little energy wasted and greater volumes of water reused, offering a far more sustainable and cost effective solution than traditional chemical dosing systems.

AOT benefits at Pilkington

  • £12,000 a year reduction in chemical costs
  • Less water wastage
  • Massively reduced maintenance requirement
  • 100% kill rate of detectable Pseudomonas bacteria

Steven Booth, Associate Director for Guardian Water Treatment said: “Winning this award is a great achievement, one that identifies the value of AOT as a real force for improving the sustainability credentials of essential water treatment, while also making life easier and cheaper for building managers.

“AOT fits well with Guardian’s overall approach; delivering integrated and bespoke water treatment solutions that take into account how a building is designed and used going forward.”

Rehan Rafique, UK Buyer for NSG Group Procurement, said: “We are delighted that the hard work undertaken by Guardian Water Treatment has resulted in well-deserved recognition. AOT has enabled Pilkington Group Limited to take advantage of cutting edge water treatment technology to deliver a host of benefits.  We very much look forward to working with Guardian Water Treatment to further drive sustainability through innovative solutions such as AOT throughout the wider Group.”

What the HVR Award judges said: “Wallenius AOT by Guardian Water Treatment provides a sustainable solution to Pseudomonas prevention and fulfils all of the criteria for the category.

“The easy to install Wallenius AOT provides an environmentally friendly equivalent to treating water, with test data and case studies demonstrating a higher bacterial kill rate over chemicals and lower energy consumption over alternative UV systems.”

For more information about AOT and its application at Pilkington Glass, click here. 

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About the HVR awards: The HVR (Heating and Ventilating Review) Awards celebrate innovation in the building services sector. They recognise and reward companies that demonstrate excellence in their field, outstanding technology or exceptional customer service and true innovation in the way they operate or in what they produce.

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